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West Ham vs. Tottenham: 3 Key Player Battles That Will Decide The Crucial Game

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Tottenham face another test of their Premier League mettle as they take on a West Ham side that has not lost in their last 11 home games. Tottenham did dispatch Slaven Bilic’s side rather easily in the reverse fixture earlier in the season but West Ham will be no pushovers as they too dream about European football next season.

Spurs could be without the services of Dele Alle, the youngster did twist his ankle during the pregame against Swansea and his absence could be vital for West Ham as they look for some revenge against the visitors.

There will be many intriguing battles strewn all across the pitch as these two London clubs face one or another and we list out three battles that could define which side has the upper hand and also where the three points might end up.

  1. Dimitri Payet vs. Ben Davies

The star for West Ham this season, everything good about the club in terms of attack has come from the French attacker. Payet might have been a costly signing at the time but he has been worth every penny for West Ham and the attacker will be looking to show his talents against one of the big teams again.

Ben Davies could be played in place of Danny Rose and it will be a tough night out for the left-back as he might have to deal with the tricky winger in Payet. If Davies can keep the French attacker quiet, Tottenham would have nullified West Ham’s best threat in attack.